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Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

55 North Terrace Adelaide 5000

After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art

Curated by Tan Siuli, Curatorial Co-Head, Singapore Art Museum

Friday 22 September – Friday 1 December 2017

The search for Utopia is a ceaseless human endeavour. After Utopia explores how our ideals mirror our innermost yearnings and that gnawing sense that this world and its realities are not enough. Through an exciting partnership with Singapore Art Museum and the OzAsia Festival, Samstag highlights the diverse artistic practices of South East Asia in an exhibition that draws largely from Singapore Art Museum’s permanent collections.

After Utopia features moving image, installation, painting and sculpture by artists Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia), Donna Ong (Singapore), Geraldine Javier (Philippines), Ian Woo (Singapore), Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand), Kawayan de Guia (Philippines), Maryanto (Indonesia), Miti Ruangkritya (Thailand), Shannon Lee Castleman (USA), Svay Sareth (Cambodia) and The Propeller Group (USA and Vietnam).

A Singapore Art Museum exhibition curated by Tan Siuli and Louis Ho, presented in partnership with the Samstag Museum of Art and 2017 OzAsia Festival.

Geoff Cobham: Already Elsewhere

Friday 22 September – Friday 1 December 2017

Adelaide-based public artist and lighting designer Geoff Cobham has been experimenting with the colour, intensity, angle and movement of light for the past 35 years. Presented in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival, Already Elsewhere is Cobham’s first major gallery commission. His immersive installation will bring together light, sound and movement—three fundamental elements in moving image—to create an environment of technical and sensory surprise.

A Samstag Museum of Art and 2017 Adelaide Film Festival exhibition.

FELTspace

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000

FRONT GALLERY: OLIVIA KATHIGITIS (SA) – RESTLESS SIEIDI
Opening – 5:30 PM – Wednesday, 1st November
Artist Talks – 6:00pm
Running – 2nd – 18th November 2017

Restless Sieidi is a new project that references traditional Sami shaman rituals, ties to the land, biophilia and a helpless need for answers. This project has grown from recent participation in the La Wayaka Current Arctic residency in 2017 on Sørøya Island, Norway.

BACK GALLERY: CASSIE THRING (SA) – HERE BE DRAGONS
Opening – 5:30 PM – Wednesday, 1st November
Artist Talks – 6:00pm
Running – 2nd – 18th November 2017

Cassie Thring’s practice works across disciplines with a genuine determination to play with ideas and ways of making. Exploring new printmaking techniques during a recent international residency, Here Be Dragons borrows from the language of medieval cartographers to reference the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit treacherous, are worthy of enquiry.

FELTDARK: KATE POWER (SA) & CATHERINE PARSONAGE (ITALY) – A CONDITION FOR DOING THINGS TOGETHER
Screening from 8:00pm – Wednesday, 1st November
Running – 2nd – 18th November 2017
FELTdark is viewable: Wed – Thur: 7pm – 12am, Fri: 7pm – 12am, Sat: 7pm – 12am

‘a condition for doing things together’ is a collaboration between Catherine Parsonage and Kate Power that uses friendship as a methodology for making. The performance creates a concentrated awareness of the individual body while the elastic space between the artists vacillates between struggle & support.